New Book Release: El secreto del plátano

Hello everyone! How are you guys doing? I have some exciting news to share with you all. My writer friend, Luz Maria Mack, has a new book out. And I’m doing a post for her book release here on the blog! This spotlight is also for Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month; where I feature authors with Latinx and/or Hispanic backgrounds.

Book Cover

Release date: Out Now!!!

Book Description:

Under the full moon, Abuela leads an enchanted dance, bows to the sky and the night winds, and helps her curious grandson discover the rhythm of his heartbeat while listening to the great secret of the plátanos.

At first his tiny ears couldn’t hear it, but Abuela shares that she can’t teach something that only her heart knows. This loving and tender story of the magical union between a grandmother and her grandson was penned by Dominican author, Luz Maria Mack, and inspired by a dream where she and her Abuela met again to dance and share the secrets of the plátanos.

Sometimes the secrets of life are written in nature, under the stars, and in the sounds of the whispering leaves.



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About the Author:

Luz Maria Mack 
Luz Maria Mack 

Luz is a Dominican children’s book writer and proud s#outh Bronx resident. She loves telling stories that highlight culture and language and affirm children. Her work stems from the love of helping children and families feel seen and understood by the magic of stories.
As a writer, she won the Best Animated Short Film at Bridge Fest in October 2020. In March 2021 featured on PBS’s chat and learn. ¡Pequeña Maria Descubre su baile! Little María discovers her dance! As well as partnering with Disney Storybook Art Team in helping write the “Family is Everything (Disney Encanto) picture book.
Her latest project is The Secret of the Plátano, released in English and Spanish on Sept 7th, 2022, and published via Soaring Kite Books, a small imprint of Lerner Publishing. It hit  #1 New Release on Amazon in Children’s Central & South America Books. 

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